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Actinic keratosis

  • These lesions are seen on the sun-exposed skin especially on the face, upper chest, back and forearms. When they are located on the lips, they are called actinic cheilitis.
  • They appear as scaly reddish or brown patches on the skin.
  • Numerous lesions may occur at the same time.
  • If left untreated, they can go on to develop into skin cancers.

Actinic keratosis

Treatment of Pre-malignant growths

  • These can easily be destroyed using liquid nitrogen (like dry-ice) or anti-cancer ointments or electrosurgery or excision surgery or laser surgery.
  • If you have a skin tumour, it is advisable to check it out with your doctor. He can then advise you on the diagnosis and action to be taken.


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